• The University of Exeter Alumni Annual Fund has committed £5,000 to this project, and Santander Universities UK will commit £1,000 for every £5,000 pledged to this appeal.

Graduate Startup Support In Exeter

A project by: ThinkTryDo

pledged of £36,000 target
Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £12,000 and is going for its target of £36,000!
4 days, 22 hours ago

Last week we were in London to attend the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award semi final. Whilst we were in town, we took the opportunity to catch-up with some of our graduate entrepreneurs now living and working in the Capital to ask for their feedback on our GEM Crowdfunding initiative. Ben Hayes , Director at Grasp had this to say:

"A lot of great student businesses are lost after a founder(s) graduates - when the pressure and expectation of them ‘getting a real job’ are put on them - so it’s great to see the GEM fund setting up to address this. When I left Exeter there wasn’t as strong an infrastructure in place as there is now, so I’m incredibly jealous of those who will be able to benefit from the fund and the support it gives. It will allow students and graduates to have a little more room to grow, which in turn should help bring bigger and better ideas to life."